Financial Stability and Regulation

This course is offered in the part-time Master in Finance program and may be attended on a “no credit” basis by individuals not enrolled in the program. Course participants are visitors who are not responsible for assignments and do not take an exam or earn academic credits. As the number of seats in the course is limited, we recommend to register online early. The aim of this course is to provide an overview of recent theories and empirical findings that constitute the prerequisites to understanding, monitoring, and safeguarding financial stability. The course features a comprehensive treatment of systemic risk in banking, with a special focus on the 2007-08 global financial crisis. Learning objectives of "Financial Stability & Regulation"

  • Understand the main mechanisms behind financial stability and instability
  • Better understand the underlying structures of the global financial system
  • Capture the implications of regulatory reform on the banks and the financial systems
  • Link the regulatory reform to key operations such as risk management
  • Understand the role of key institutions such as rating agencies and central counter parties
  • Capture the main functions of regulating and supervising bodies

Key concepts

  • Systemic risk in banking
  • Interconnectedness and contagion
  • Banking crisis resolution
  • Banking sector globalization and financial crisis transmission
  • Unconventional monetary policy
  • Macroprudential regulation and supervision

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